Question about Hunter 27185 Remote Control

2 Answers

Can't control light at switch

I have installed a Hunter fan and light remote control, Model 27185. It works fine. But (with wall switch on) if I turn the light on with the remote and turn if off at the wall switch, the light does not come back on when I turn it on at the wall switch. I have to turn on the switch and then use the remote to turn on the light. It seems like I should still be able to control the fan light with the wall switch.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,841 Answers

It is wired so that you control the light with the remote. You cannot have it both ways. You either control it with the wall switch or the remote. Once you kill the power to the receiver by turning off power at the wall switch, you are only applying power to the receiver when you turn power back on. You are not supplying power to the light. You then must turn on the light with the remote. This is the purpose of a remote fan/light control. You could rewire it to control the light with the switch and only control the fan with the remote if you wish, but as you have it now, it is working correctly.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

We just purchased this same remote, and have the same issue. All my other older remote sets (from Hunter) do work both ways. If the instructions that come with the remote state when you turn on the light switch the light will come on. So seems like some other issue.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Hunter remote Model 27185. Light

Make sure the light is switched ON at the fan...pull the chain a couple times and see if it make a difference.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Hunter remote Model 27185. Light

There is no fused protection in the receiver -- I just had the same problem.  When replacing a bulb, somehow the bulb arced in the socket on the fan and blew out the unit.  Time to replace the unit.  I may put an inline fuse this time for protection.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: Hunter Remote Control # 27185

Do not use the factory default position in either fan. Double check the dip switches, and make sure they are the same for each individual receiver and remote.Different codes for each. Dip switches are the oppsite direction in the remote for some reason?

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Hunter fan 27185 has lost speed


Remote controlled ceiling fans can suffer a lapse of memory when there is a power outage. You eliminated the possibility of a dead battery in the remote by installing a new battery, but just to be sure remove the new battery and press all the buttons on the remote to eliminate the possibility of a stuck button then reinstall the battery. Next disconnect power to the fan at the breaker box, not a wall switch or by tugging on a chain. Turn the fan power on again. Using only the remote, check operation.

Apr 20, 2013 | Hunter Dryers

1 Answer

We installed a 27185 remote kit in a hunter fan, and factory settings. The fan light goes on and off by itself. I changed the dip switches( matched them to the remote to the controller), and the fan and...


I have had the same problem with the light coming on intermittently by itself. At first I also could not change the settings and have the remote work with the new settings. But I found out that when you change the dip switch of the receiver you must turn off the power using the wall switch or the circuit breaker and turn it back on before the receiver will use the new dip setting. I am still waiting to see if the light will come back on after changing the dip switches from 1-on, 2-on, 3-on, 4-off to 1-off, 2-on, 3-on, 4-on and the remote's jumpers from 1-jumpered, 2-jumpered, 3-jumpered, 4- no jumper to 1-no jumper, 2-jumpered, 3-jumpered, 4- jumpered.

Jul 09, 2010 | Hunter 27185 Remote Control

1 Answer

I installed a Hunter On"Off fan and light control model 27157 on a Hunter Augusta fan model 21338. I tested the remote control and the fan and light on, however, after a period of time, the fan turns on...


Most likely this is caused by radio interference from some other device nearby. Try changing the "channel" by changing the dip switches on both devices and make sure they match. :)

Mar 27, 2010 | Hunter 27185 Remote Control

2 Answers

Light goes on by itself


My solution for intermitent light on/fan off-on: It is not outside interference. It is defective receivers. I took back my second 27185 back to Menards with the exact same problem as the first. I went to Home Depot, bought a Hampton Bay model 191-691 remote unit for $8.00 less with same features and when you turn the lights off then back on, the receiver remembers the brightness level you turned off at. Been installed for a week now with no problems. Hunter would have acted up the first day.

Sep 07, 2009 | Hunter 27185 Remote Control

2 Answers

Fan with remote won't work with wall switch. I


I just recently purchased a hunter ceiling fan w/light and remote. Had it installed and wall switch would not work, only remote. I contacted Hunter company directly about this problem and I was told that they redesigned their fans with remotes so that only the remote works for turning off power to fan. The person who made that made that BRILLIANT change should be fired. So to those of you who own a newer hunter an product with a remote ne your wall switch will not work tat s te reason why.

Jul 14, 2009 | Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Remote Control

1 Answer

Dip switch settings


I've had the same problem w/ light turning on/off. Called customer support and 3x waited 6 minutes to leave message and get no call back. Finally got a human and she told me to change code in receiver and transmitter. This was no easy task as the fan is very high up and the stupid thing needs to come down to adjust the receiver. Changed the setting and it worked for two days until it started back with the lights turning on at all hours. I noticed there's a toggle switch in the remote that is not explained in the manual. It says CFL on one side and INC on the other. The light will NOT dim if it's in CFL and tonight is the first time I've switched it to that setting. I'm hoping this is some kind of lockout for random signals going out of the remote...It would be nice to have a proper explanation in the manual. I should have gone with another Casablanca fan--Hunter products are lame.

Feb 03, 2008 | Hunter 27185 Remote Control

1 Answer

Hunter Remote Control # 27185


Do not use the factory default position in either fan. Double check the dip switches, and make sure they are the same for each individual receiver and remote.Different codes for each. Dip switches are the oppsite direction in the remote for some reason?

Jan 01, 2008 | Hunter 27185 Remote Control

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

1,206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hunter Televison & Video Experts

Michael Vanidestine
Michael Vanidestine

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Henry  Thomas
Henry Thomas

Level 3 Expert

1074 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1536 Answers

Are you a Hunter Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...